10 Mouth-Watering Desserts That Will Set You On A Cafehopping Adventure

Friday, August 5, 2016


With the advancement of social media and the creation of instagram-worthy food, most of us fall prey to trying out "that" hipster cafe you saw on Facebook or Instagram.

We gather our friends and queue for hours, just to dig our fork into a bingsoo or a lava thick toast. At the end of the meal, we all reach for our own conclusion of whether the dessert was worth its hype. Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

Well, here are 10 mouth-watering desserts that will give you ample reason to round up your friends and go for yet another cafehopping adventure — to uncover if these desserts are truly worth its hype.


#1 | THE INSIDER-WORTHY LAVA TOAST FROM BAKERY CHEF


We would like to think that this Matcha Lava Thick Toast (S$12.80) that was featured on Insider Food is definitely worth its hype. With each toast being freshly baked on a daily basis, and then carefully piped by the head chef... only a limited amount is available everyday.

Long queues and "sold out" signs are expected on weekends, so head down early to avoid feeling disappointed.

The Bakery Chef
161 Bukit Merah Central, #01-3711, Singapore 150161

Nearest MRT: Redhill
Operating hours: Mon-Fri (10am-7pm), Sat-Sun (10am-9pm)
*Click HERE to read my review on this cafe*


#2 | FIRING UP YOUR ICE CREAM AT MR & MRS MAXWELL'S


Flambéd ice cream has never tasted better – you gotta try out their Baked Alaska (S$16).

Here at Mr & Mrs Maxwell's, one of the four dining establishments within the boutique hotel The Club Singapore, they focus on providing guests with a casual-formal dining experience serving all-day breakfasts, gourmet desserts and adult milkshakes.

Mr & Mrs Maxwell's
28 Ann Siang Rd, The Club, Singapore 069708

Nearest MRT: Telok Ayer
Operating hours: Sun-Thurs (7am-11pm); Fri-Sat (7am-12mn)
*Click HERE to read my review on this cafe*


#3 | A LOVING FAMILY-MAN'S TWIST ON THICK TOAST AT MEET & MELT


Meet & Melt has a different story from the rest. It started out with a grandfather's love for his family and his desire to create organic ice cream for his grandkids. Eventually, his multiple experiments with desserts and the encouragement from his family led to the birth of this neighbourhood dessert cafe, serving fancy milkshakes and buttered-up thick toasts.

Try their Green Tea Toast (S$12.90) which was re-invented just for this dessert list.

Meet & Melt
Blk 915 Tampines Street 91, #01-49, Singapore 520915

Nearest MRT: Tampines
Operating hours: Tue-Fri (3pm-11pm); Sat-Sun (2pm-11pm)
*Click HERE to read my review on this cafe*


#4 | YOUR FAV COOKIE IS NOW OOZING MATCHA AT KOOKS CREAMERY


Kooks Creamery is the result of a graphic designer who followed her passion and became an artisanal ice-cream maker. The creative café owner decided to venture away from the traditional waffles and created her own oozing-good version of Lava Cookie Sets (S$8.50) – available in matcha or chocolate.

Kooks Creamery
211 Serangoon Ave 4, #01-02, Singapore 550211

Nearest MRT: Serangoon
Opening hours: Tues-Sun (12pm to 10pm); Fri-Sat (12pm to 11pm)
*Click HERE to read my review on this cafe*


#5 | EVERY TART COMES WITH A LAYERED SURPRISE AT TART BLANC


I have had layered cakes, but never a layered tart. Tart Blanc is a quaint tart café in Millenia Walk, following a Scandinavian interior design. All of their tarts are incredibly pretty to see and unbelievably delicious to eat. Try their Blueberry Lavender Chocolate Tart (S$7.50) or Chicky Mango Tart (S$7.50).

Tart Blanc
Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Blvd, #01-102, Singapore 039596

Nearest MRT: Promenade
Operating hours: Weekdays (10.30am-9pm), Sat-Sun (11am-9pm)
*Click HERE to read my review on this cafe*


#6 | THE INTERNATIONALLY-FAMOUS HONEY TOAST HAS GOTTEN A LOCAL TWIST AT DAZZLING CAFÉ PINK


With two outlets in Singapore and several more throughout the globe, this Taiwanese F&B franchise is taking the industry by storm. Dazzling Café Pink is the latest outlet to open in Singapore.

To differentiate itself from her sister restaurant at Capitol Piazza, she has a couple of tricks up her sleeve. With one of them being this Pandan Gula Melaka Honey Toast ($18.90) that is only available at this Orchard Gateway outlet – I love how every tiny cube of toast is piped with delicious kaya.

Dazzling Café Pink
277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway, #01-12, Singapore 238858

Nearest MRT: Somerset
Operating hours: Mon-Thu, Sun (12pm-10pm); Fri-Sat (12.00pm-10.30pm)
*Click HERE to read my review on this cafe*


#7 | NO CRUMBS ARE LEFT BEHIND IN THE JARS AT FART TARTZ


Two weeks into the start of their first café at Singapore Expo, I discovered Fart Tartz by chance. Since then I have been watching them grow: improving of their recipes, creating and adding new items into the menu, opening of their second café at South Bridge Road.

They have come a long way and have established their own footing in this industry. Try their Sea Salt Nutella Tart In A Jar (S$6.80) or their Molten Chocolate Lava Cake In A Jar (S$11.90), with the latter being available only at their South Bridge Road outlet.

Fart Tartz @ Singapore Expo
1 Expo Drive, Singapore Expo, Max Atria Level 2, Singapore 486150

Nearest MRT: Expo
Operating hours: Mon-Thurs (9am to 6pm); Fri-Sun (9am to 8pm)
*Click HERE to read my review on this cafe*

Fart Tartz Café @ South Bridge Road
150 South Bridge Rd, Fook Hai Building, #01-16, Singapore 058727

Nearest MRT: Chinatown
Operating hours: Daily (10am-10pm)
*Click HERE to read my review on this cafe*


#8 | MINI CHOUX THAT WOULD HAVE YOU POPPING NON-STOP INTO YOUR MOUTH AT OLLELLA


Oo.. These bite-size babies are a definite must-try. The young baker is a chemical engineer by training, who decided right after achieving her degree, to pursue her passion for baking in the United States.

Armed with these precious choquettes, she returns to her homeland to open OLLELLA Café (a partner café with The Pourover Bar). For first timers, you should try her Mini Platter (S$24) which consists of 8 different mini choux, each being a different flavour.

Ollella Café
3 Petain Rd, Singapore 208108

Nearest MRT: Farrer Park
Operating hours: Daily except for Tuesdays (12pm to 6pm on weekdays; 11am to 9pm on weekends)
*Click HERE to read my review on this cafe*


# 9 | A LOCAL'S FRENCH TWIST ON DURIANS AT THE QUARTERS


The Quarters is a bistro-cafe serving restaurant quality Asian fusion cuisine that is largely inspired by our Southeast Asian palate.

All durian lovers can rejoice over a new durian-flavoured dessert, DurianCanBoleh (S$8.50). The end-result of this durian crème brûlée is an extremely smooth texture with the unforgivable fragrance from the king-of-all-fruits. Additionally, the cracking sound of the caramelised sugar atop is so satisfying.

The Quarters
16 Enggor Street, Icon Village, #01-09 Singapore 079717

Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar
Operating hours: Mon-Fri (8am-10pm), Sat (10am-10pm), Sun (10am-6pm)
*Click HERE to read my review on this cafe*


#10 | POOP-SHAPE ICE CREAM WITH OOZING MOCHI BALLS AT BROTHER BIRD


When you think of poop ice cream, the first name to pop up in your mind should be "Brother Bird". With the recent hype for their well-received Cookie Butter Soft Serve Ice Cream, paired with Raspberry and Rose Flavour Burst Mochi Donuts (S$15), this artisanal ice cream café is creative in their ice cream flavours and combinations.

Brother Bird Café
30 Bali Lane, Stateland Café, Singapore 189866

Nearest MRT: Bugis
Operating hours: Daily except Tuesday, 12pm to 10pm
*Click HERE to read my review on this cafe*


If there is any dessert that you think should be on this list, please leave a comment below. We will explore your recommendation and include it in part 2 of our dessert list!

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